Washington Wizards: 3 players the Wizards need to acquire for 6th man role

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3. Terry Rozier

Terry Rozier showed the world what he’s capable of last season while Kyrie Irving was injured. He’s on the last year of his contract and the Boston Celtics will be able to extend a qualifying offer to him after this season concludes which will be $4,285,798.

With his abilities and talent, the young guard will command a lot more money. Many teams will look to offer something to him this offseason, especially since he will be heading into his prime years.

Last season, Rozier averaged 11.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 25.9 minutes per game. This year his numbers have dropped a little since Irving’s return and stand at 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. He’s still getting decent playing time at 22.6 MPG, but he should be receiving more.

It’s a curse and a blessing at the same time, but Boston is loaded with talent. Washington should give them a call and see what the price would be for Rozier. He’s a phenomenal ball-handler that can get to the rack whenever he wants. Not to mention he’s a great defender.

Scary Terry would serve as the perfect 6th man for the Wizards and bolster their bench tremendously. With his talent, there’s no doubt that he would help secure them a playoff spot. If the season ended in decent fashion, the team could try and convince him to stay in D.C. with Beal to start something new and fresh. On top of that, he would be a great replacement for Wall.

The Wizards could get the trade talks going with something like the one below. Boston gets a talented young forward that’s under contract for a few more years in Troy Brown Jr.

Might peak their interest just a little bit.